I’ve already been on some great fishing trips this season that have included Red Lake, the Northwest Angle and Leech Lake, with a lot more to come. Undoubtedly, the most memorable though will have been nothing exotic and as bare bones as you can get and involved a trip to a local lake to chase some little bluegills.
Mike and Ryan Olson were just little tykes – hardly bigger than the walleye on the stringer – when their dad taught them how to bait a hook and drop a line.
If I had to describe the perfect day to go walleye fishing it would go something like this: There would be a nice cloud cover with no precipitation, the wind would be from the southwest creating a manageable walleye chop and the water temperatures would still be cool enough to support my all-time favorite bait, the spot tail shiner.
The first fish came on the first cast and was on as soon as the jig and minnow hit the bottom.
That’s the way to start the walleye season and the action was red hot.